Many authors tend to draw inspiration from real-life characters to help create their literary characters.It’s not a new practice, it even dates back to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of Chicago socialite Ginevra King to develop Daisy Buchanan into a character in his acclaimed novel the great gatsby. Characters based on real people continue to appear in the books today.
JK Rowling is the mastermind behind the scenes Harry Potter The novel and its many characters.Many people can recognize the name Harry Potter series, even if they’ve never seen a movie or read a book.However, Rowling drew inspiration from several real-life people to create some of the most memorable Harry Potter figure.
Harry Potter shares a last name with his inspiration
Harry Potter, the boy who lived, was the beginning of it all. Rowling’s childhood friend Ian Potter lives just four doors away and has a rather naughty side. Potter, now a damp-proofing technician in Bristol, regularly plays pranks with slugs. “That’s how slugs leave sticky, shiny marks everywhere. Wherever you put a slug, it leaves marks,” Potter admitted to the Guardian.
Ron Weasley is an example of a forever friend
Harry Potter’s accomplice is the hot-headed Ron Weasley. Rowling created Ron with her best friend, British officer Sean Harris. “He was the first person who really talked to me about my ambitions to be a writer, and he was the only one who thought I would definitely be successful at it,” Rowling revealed to Welsh News.Rowling later dedicated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to her lifelong friend.
Fans May Know Hermione Granger Inspiration
Hermione Granger is the remaining member Harry PotterThe Golden Trio. Rowling actually took inspiration from herself to create this clever avid reader. “I didn’t intend for Hermione to like me, but she exaggerated what I looked like when I was young,” Rowling revealed in an interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Rowling admits she may also have something to do with Hermione’s insecurities and her fear of failure.
Severus Snape stunned after he found inspiration
Rumor has it Harry Potter Fans are still heartbroken by the tragic fate of Severus Snape. Rowling built this memorable professor on the basis of her chemistry teacher John Nettleship at Widdyen School in Gloucestershire. “When I first found out, I was horrified. I knew I was a strict teacher, but I didn’t think I was that bad,” Nettleship told This Is Gloucestershire.Nettleship wrote the book before dying of cancer in 2011 Harry Potter’s Chepstow.
Viewers shouldn’t judge Hagrid’s character by his looks
Rubeus Hagrid looked intimidating at first because of his size, but he’s completely different. Rowling created the animal-loving giant based on a Hells Angels rider she met in the countryside. Like Hagrid, the cyclist’s appearance terrified Rowling, but she quickly realized his kindness and love for gardening. Rowling decided to use the name Hagrid to refer to the hangover after drinking too much beer.
Harry Potter fans shouldn’t let Dolores Umbridge’s smile fool them
Dolores Umbridge’s smile is enough Harry Potter Fan is off. Because of the character’s obnoxious nature and evil nature, it’s no wonder Rowling never gave the person she depended on a specific name. According to The Scotsman, Rowling took inspiration from one of her school teachers and she was “love at first sight”. Teachers, Rowling recalled, also appreciated wearing flashy accessories, such as Umbridge’s bright and lavish attire.
Aunt Maggie’s personality is popular among Rowling
It must have been a tough family reunion with someone like Aunt Maggie Dursley. Aunt Maggie, Harry’s in-law, was inflated into a balloon. Rowling was modeled after her real-life grandmother, Frieda Volant, who was also unkind. Like Aunt Maggie and her bulldog, Rowling’s grandmother seems to prefer the company of a furry four-legged friend to a human. When one gets to know the author in person, it must be shocking to find the resemblance to the character.